St Paul's Primary School

Thomas Fothergill Lightfoot, Born: Derby Terrace, Nottingham in England, on 4 March 1831, the son of Robert Lightfoot, a lace manufacturer, and his wife, Hannah Fothergill. Educated: Nottingham Grammar School; and at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury (1854-1857; Honorary Fellow, 1883). Married: 1861, to his cousin Anna Ellen Fothergill. [She died on board the ship Syria, at sea, on 31 May 1874.] 1878, to Eleanor Gertrude le Gros, the daughter of James le Gros, of Liverpool. [She died in 1905.]

He was deacon in the Chapel Royal, Whitehall by the Bishop of London for service in the colonies, 1857, and Priest, 1859, by the Metropolitan Bishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Robert Gray.

He was a printer and newspaper reporter. "[He left school] rather early to be apprenticed to the printer of the Nottingham Journal. Here he learnt printing, and then short-hand.


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Press On - 1859

Vision Statement

St Paul's Primary School strives to develop all stakeholders to press on towards excellence.

St. Paul's Primere skool strewe om alle belanghebbendes to ontwikkel om aan te dring tot uitnemendheid.

Mission Statement

  • The principal aim of the school is to educate our learners holistically so that they can make a positive contribution to their communities, society and environment
  • The core purpose and business of our school is to educate and teach our learners
  • This will lead to our learners to identify with life-long learning
  • We will strive to imprint good values that will add value to our diverse cultures
  • We will press on to make a difference in the lives of other people

Please See Our Schools Banking Details Below

Principals Newsletter Vol. 1/2020

ACCOUNT NAME: St Paul's Primary School

BANK: ABSA

BRANCH NAME: Adderley Street

BRANCH CODE: 632005

ACCOUNT TYPE: Cheque

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 4077201788